by Kat Robinson
A Facebook fan had keyed me in on Hankins Country Store, an older property at Pelsor along Scenic Seven. There's been a business going in the store since 1922, but on my last trip up I had noticed the building was empty. This reader had told me I needed to drop in and have myself a bread pudding muffin. Since I’ve been on a breakfast trek this summer, I had to add it to my travels. So when Grav and I hit the road in July to head for Jasper, we planned a stop-in.
Grav questioned a guy who came out to check on the smoker about the delicious scents. I went on in to see if I could find these pastries.
Jennie Yohn was just walking a big hot pan of pecan rolls over to the old school bakery case. She smiled at me and asked if I was interested in having one. I asked her in turn if it was all right for me to take photos of the place. She looked a little puzzled but agreed.
Turns out, the baked goods and the ribs and all other sorts of stuff are served up almost daily from six in the morning to six at night as part of Blue Mountain Bakery, the eats place run by Yohn and her husband, Roy. That’s not all you’ll find there — they also carry all sorts of sundries and groceries and things you might need if you’re planning to camp in the area or if you forgot something.
If you want to check it out, head to Pelsor and take a step north of the post office on Highway 7 or call (870) 294-5151.